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HER Number:MDV55161
Name:Oldstone Park


Remains of 18th and 19th century parkland at Oldstone


Grid Reference:SX 816 517
Map Sheet:SX85SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBlackawton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBLACKAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SW/7/6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARK (Unknown date)

Full description

PATTISON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151316.

Oldstone park. Trees occupy similar positions to those shown on 1890 os map, and represent the remains of 18c + 19c planting. Park has 2 basic parts. The first occupies the se part of the park/garden trapezium, and is bounded on se by the blackawton-dartmouth road, on the sw by a deeply cut lane leading to oldstone farm, and on the ne by an old field boundary. It is separated from the former garden to the nw by a prominent terrace. In 1837 a field boundary ran along this terrace, separating the park ("new ground") from the garden ("lawn"). By 1890 the whole area appears to have functioned as a small park (pattison).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151317.

Pattison, p. /pdas/50(1992)129/oldstone:a mansion and its gardens in south devon:a survey by the royal commission on the historical monuments of england.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151318.

Des=dimes, u. /oldstone: the story of a ruined mansion/dhrg 9/(1993)16-17/in smr.

Devon Gardens Trust, 1999, Devon Local Register, 105 (Un-published). SDV170167.

Devon Gardens Trust, 2013, Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest (Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns). SDV354335.

Keep, C., 2013, Oldstone (Un-published). SDV357994.

The seat of the Cholwich family from the early 17th century. They built a new house on a much older site and developed the gardens and park during that century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151316Migrated Record: PATTISON.
SDV151317Migrated Record:
SDV151318Migrated Record:
SDV170167Un-published: Devon Gardens Trust. 1999. Devon Local Register. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. A4 Stapled + Digital. 105.
SDV354335Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns: Devon Gardens Trust. 2013. Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest. Historic Parks and Gardens - Register and Local List. Digital.
SDV357994Un-published: Keep, C.. 2013. Oldstone. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV8509Parent of: Boathouse or Icehouse in Oldstone Park (Building)
MDV55165Parent of: Former Drive Entrance to Oldstone (Building)
MDV8508Related to: Ruins of Oldstone House (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2015 4:06PM